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Grieving Mother Yells For Trump To 'Do Something' After Florida School Shooting Best moments from Round 1 between Canada, US

Grieving Mother Yells For Trump To 'Do Something' After Florida School ShootingThe mother of a student killed in Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida pleaded with President Donald Trump to “please do something” in a segment on CNN Thursday. Lori Alhadeff, whose 14-year-old daughter, Alyssa, was one of at least 17 people killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, appeared on CNN Thursday and made an emotional call for the president to take action in response to gun violence. “President Trump, you say, ‘What can you do.’ You can stop the guns from getting into these children’s hands,” she continued, yelling into the camera.


Canada defeated the United States in the first of two chapters of this storied rivalry to be written in PyeongChang.
Mueller indicts Russians for election meddling, but will they be brought to court? Mark McMorris reveals his Seoul party plans

Mueller indicts Russians for election meddling, but will they be brought to court?Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russians for meddling in the 2016 presidential election. NBC News’ Ken Dilanian and Andrea Mitchell discuss what this really means and why theseRussians will likely never be brought to court.


Fresh off his slopestyle bronze medal, Canadian snowboard superstar Mark McMorris plans to escape to Seoul for a little partying and relaxation.
American Airlines agent saves 2 teenage girls from human trafficking scheme A love supreme: The beautiful on-ice rivalry between USA and Canada

American Airlines agent saves 2 teenage girls from human trafficking schemeLaw enforcement officials say that a quick-thinking airline employee, aptly named Denice Miracle, likely saved two teenage girls from a human trafficking plot.


Team USA women's hockey players describe the agony and ecstasy of their rivalry with Canada, as the Americans look to redeem themselves after two consecutive silver medal finishes against their Olympic foe.
Shepard Smith Is Fed Up After Florida Shooting: 'Forget Your Political Arguments' What women’s hockey captains have learned from past players

Shepard Smith Is Fed Up After Florida Shooting: 'Forget Your Political Arguments'Shepard Smith showed his frustration Thursday on Fox News when he discussed the mass shooting at a Florida high school on Wednesday that left 17 students and adults dead.


The captain and alternate captains of the Canadian women’s hockey team say they look up to former team leaders like Cassie Campbell and Caroline Ouellette. Meghan Agosta says past teammate Campbell was her childhood hero.
Russian Indictment Sends Message on Future Interference Attempts A foreigner's guide to fitting in with the locals: Episode 1

Russian Indictment Sends Message on Future Interference AttemptsMichael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians is a credit to U.S. intelligence and establishes the illegality of such cyber campaigns.


If you think you’re serious about your coffee, you should see how the South Koreans do it.


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The Importance of Free Press in a Democracy

Before we can understand the importance of a free press in a democracy, we need to grasp what it means to have a free press. The Cambridge Dictionary tells us that a free press allows all media outlets to express whatever opinions they desire. That means, it says, that they are enabled to “criticize the government and other organizations.” So why would that be relevant in a democracy?

Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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